Employment, Life Skills & Training

Employment, Life Skills & Training (ELST)

The Employment, Life Skills & Training (ELST) initiative is part of the BCAAFC’s strategy to increase employment and training among Indigenous people. Building on the previous success of the Northern Corridor Initiative, ELST is expanding into 14 Friendship Centres which have the resources and training to help clients find meaningful employment.

ELST services include:
– Pre-employment assistance
– Life skills programs
– Wrap-around programs and in-house referrals
– Resume and cover letter building
– Education and training certificates
– Career planning through self-assessments
– Interview skills
– Computer access
– Job boards, fairs and employer networking
ELST Centres – contact your local centre

Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre, Smithers
Employment Coordinator Nika Palmer
250-847-5211 ext. 204

Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society
Job Placement Coordinator Lovey Behn
250-774-2993 ext. 1007

Fort St. John Friendship Centre
Job Placement/Training Coordinator Jennifer Smith

Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert
Job Placement Coordinator William Gye
250- 627-1717 ext. 29

Hiiye’yu Lelum Friendship Centre, Duncan – TBA

Kermode Friendship Centre, Terrace
Employment Coordinator Holly Harris
250-635-4906 ext. 1006

Mission Friendship Centre Society
Employment Cooridnator Kristine Mason

Nawican Friendship Centre, Dawson Creek
Employment Coordinator Deena Batt

Ooknakane Friendship Centre, Penticton
Employment Coordinator Tanya Wilson

Prince George Native Friendship Centre
Employment and Training Team Lead Sheryl Elgie
250-564-3568 ext. 230

Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre, Port Hardy – TBA

Tansi Friendship Centre, Chetwynd
Employment Coordinator Debbie Rose

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
Employment Coordinator Chantel Michell

Victoria Native Friendship Centre – TBA

The Aboriginal Non-Profit Strategy (anpBC)

The anpBC strategy supports employment within BC’s Aboriginal Non-Profit (ANP) sector to sustain and uplift the important work of each organization.

BC’s ANP sector is comprised of hundreds of organizations across the province who provide services to improve the lives of Indigenous people.

Services cover a wide variety of topics, all integral to healthy individuals and communities: housing, employment, substance abuse treatment, health and wellness, sports and recreation, arts and culture, and child and family services.